More electric vehicle charging points being installed borough-wide
Published: Friday 28th July 17
Wandsworth is gearing up for the electric vehicle revolution by installing another 41 charging points at 13 new sites across the borough.
Work to install the charging equipment at these 13 locations is expected to have been completed by the middle of September.
And by the end of this year they will be joined by at least another 60 at 20 more proposed locations, subject to local consultation. This will make owning and running an electric car a viable option for thousands more Wandsworth residents.
The charging points each have their own parking space and can only be used by electric vehicles whilst being charged. Cars or vans that occupy them when not being powered up will be penalised.
Environment spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We are making it easier for our residents to switch to more environmentally friendly motoring. We are providing the infrastructure that’s needed to make owning an electric vehicle a viable option.
“Within a few months there will be more than 100 charging points across the borough and we are looking beyond this to extend the infrastructure even further. This is the future of motoring and we intend to play our part in making it happen.”
The location of the new charging points
This current phase of installations are happening at the following locations, with the number of charging points shown in brackets.
- Brudenell Road, Tooting (3)
- Fallsbrook Road, Tooting (3)
- Haldane Place, Earlsfield (5)
- Openview, Earlsfield (3)
- Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea (3)
- Rectory Lane, Tooting (3)
- Albert Bridge Road, Battersea (3)
- Bramfield Road, Battersea (2)
- Clonmore Street, Southfields (3)
- Coverton Road, Tooting (2)
- Grant Road, Battersea (5)
- Sistova Road, Balham (3)
- St John’s Avenue, Putney (3)
Charging point parking spaces are reserved for electric vehicles
A number of private companies have provided publically accessible charging points within Wandsworth and across the capital. These locations can be found online.
For more information about electric vehicle ownership in the borough visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/driveelectric.
Encouraging drivers to switch to electric could have a major impact in improving air quality. It’s just one of a range of measures the council is pursuing to improve the air we breathe. Others include:
- Lobbying City Hall for an outright ban on all diesel buses along Putney High Street and a ban on day-time deliveries on Putney High Street.
- Championing car clubs which dramatically reduce total vehicle use and take older, more polluting cars off the road. Wandsworth now has the highest car club membership in London.
- Introducing 20mph zones to calm traffic and encourage more cycling and walking.
- Promoting cycling and investing in the borough’s cycle network. Wandsworth now has the fastest growing cycling rate in the country according to Government statistics.
- Offering free bike safety lessons for children and adults to give more residents the confidence and skills they need to start cycling.
- Lobbying for higher capacity rail, bus, riverbus and tube services so more residents can switch from cars to public transport.
- Helping schools develop School Travel Plans which reduce the number of cars used on the school run through initiatives like 'walking buses' and car pools.
- Promoting a free airTEXT messaging service that warns residents when high pollution levels are forecast.
- Making the borough more pedestrian friendly including projects in Clapham Junction, Southfields, Putney and Earlsfield.
- Encouraging drivers to take simple steps to reduce their emissions, like making sure tyres are correctly inflated, via the council's Smarter Driving campaign
- Arranging a rolling programme of environmental theatre productions in local schools to teach children how their travel choices affect air quality
You can help to improve the quality of air where you live or work by becoming an Air Quality Champion.
To find out more about how the council is working to improve local air quality visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/airquality.